A Message to Teenagers,

by Paula Perron

For some time now, I have listened to news reports that the teenage group are not only carriers of Covid 19, but are also candidates for acquiring this virus, and parents feel their teen is not taking it seriously. I remember when I was a teen, I too felt the world was mine for the taking—that I was infallible, and I was living in the present, and my parents were living in the past. It was after I grew older, that I learned how to be more humble, and more compassionate. I do sympathize with parents who constantly stress the dangers of passing on this virus and who leave the discussion without satisfaction. At this time, all teens should listen, and all parents should not give up. I humbly ask parents not to stop teaching, speaking, and being the best parents you can be, for your teen will recognize the danger.

LISTEN TEENS BELIEVE: It is real…You can pass it on —you can catch Covid 19, and you may lose someone you love.

A LIMERICK FOR TEENS
  • THERE ONCE WAS A TEEN STUCK AT HOME
  • WHO STILL WANTED TO ROAM
  • AND WENT HERE AND THERE
  • WITHOUT ANY CARE
  • ENDING UP IN A CATACOMB 
 

 

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BELIEVE IN MAGIC

BELIEVE IN MAGIC by Paula Perron

When I was a little girl, every Saturday morning, I would walk to the local library for story time at 9 am. Once there, I sat excited and ready to listen to the fairy tale the librarian planned for that week.

For one hour I entered into a magical world where a princess always marries a prince and they live happily ever after.

   In the magical world, crickets and animals talk, a wooden puppet becomes a real boy, Elephants can fly, wishes come true, and a kiss awakens a sleeping beauty.

Today I still find magic in a different way

There is magic in how the trees know when to waken and when to sleep; the flowers know when to bloom; the snow and rain know when they are wanted; food we eat grows in dirt and on trees, and the magic of love comes to everyone If they believe.

MUSIC THROUGH THE YEARS

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MUSIC THROUGH THE YEARS

In the 20’s and 30’s Louis Armstrong inspired Jazz

  Duke Ellington gave it pizzazz

Ella Fitzgerald came around then

Gene Autry was in the saddle again

We go to the 40’s and in demand

Is Harry James and his band

Tommy Dorsey plays his best

Doris day is his guest

It’s the 50’s and who should appear

New Groups and Singers I had to hear

Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Johnny Cash

Kay Starr, Loretta Lynn, Ink Spots, make a splash

In the 60’s and 70’s, Pop Music is in

Beach Boys, Beatles, Carpenters win

Elton John, Carole King, Marvin Gaye

Hot. Hot, Hot, all the way

The 80’s on there’s lots of mix

County, Pop and Rock gives us the fix

Rihanna, Phil Collins, Taylor Swift, all great

Take the time to listen, don’t wait

THE MAGIC OF THREE

                                        By Paula Perron

What is the magic of three?

Superstition or factual, let me see

In football, a field goal’s points are three

In Baseball, you are out at strike three

A turkey in bowling is strikes of three

In math, the triangle has edges of three

The circus has rings of three

The Holy Trinity is three

Jesus rose on day number three

Bad luck always comes in three

Superstition or factual- the answer I see

I love you, is the greatest magic of three

NEW LIFE

NEW LIFE by Paula Perron
              NEW LIFE
                                               
The future brings us all new life
A better world without strife
A promise of great things to come
And no one cares where you are from
A world we will treat as new
The first to see the morning dew
The new buds on all the trees
The flowers that attract the bees
The newborn baby’s first cry
The songs of birds in the sky
The waves on a sunny beach
The top of  mountains we can reach
A fresh new life for us to spend
And every one is a friend+




               A FEW GREAT BOOKS by Paula Perron

               A FEW GREAT BOOKS

There are many great books
Just like many great cooks
As for myself.  I’ll name a few
Those I re-read as new
First is Outlander series, I love
I rate this over and above
Second is one in 1936, I say with a grin
Gone with the Wind, a big, big win
Next is Beloved with many an honor
And a Nobel prize bestowed upon her
Next, Carrie, one of many  this author sold
None of these will ever grow old

 

 

 

MY FAVORITE TEACHER

MY FAVORITE TEACHER                       by Paula Perron

My favorite teacher was my first grade teacher, Mrs. Callie.  Why?

Like most kids beginning in the 1st grade, I was petrified. I was not one of the more fortunate ones who attended kindergarten to learn  to socialize while learning.  I was extremely shy. I remember her kindness in welcoming all the new students with a big smile. At that time, I was the only one who was left-handed in the entire class of over 25, and when she began a lesson on cursive writing, I was in trouble. She encouraged me, for months and, I did learn to write with my left hand.

She had a son, who performed on Broadway, named Jim Callie, and she told us stories of his success performing in one musical after another. Sometimes, she would play a recording of him singing. How I wished then to be as successful I realized, years later, every story she told was to inspire the class to follow their dreams. Her patience and encouragement relieved much of my shyness during that year, and I learned how to mingle with others, and participate in class. 

No other teacher, after that, stimulated my mind and gave me the confidence, to keep following my dreams.

I SEE THE LIGHT

by Paula Perron

I SEE THE LIGHT             

  Today is a very special day—for most of us, it is Easter Sunday, or Passover,  and we are faced with the most destructive contagion seen in a     hundred years.  

Remember, in this country, when we are faced with a pandemic, we keep on going, never to stop in defeat. In the past, we have never given up—always fighting for freedom and justice, and we will, once again, overcome this latest setback.

                               I see the light and it is bright. DO YOU?